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Phuket health chief issues advisory over haze, air quality

By The Phuket News

 

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Haze hangs over Phuket Town this morning (Jan 17). Photo: Wichai Raksawong

 

PHUKET: Phuket health officials are advising people to wear masks as a precaution against the haze across Phuket today (Jan 17).

 

As of 9am today, the PM2.5 count (2.5 microgrammes of particle matter per cubic metre) for haze across Phuket peaked at an “Unhealthy” reading of 109, according to data from the Division of Air Quality Data, Air Quality and Noise Management Bureau (aqmthai) of the Pollution Control Department (PCD).

 

Phuket Provincial Health Office Chief Thanit Sermkaew said, “Due to the air that people can see today, I ask people to please wear a mask to protect yourself.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-health-chief-issues-advisory-over-haze-air-quality-74431.php

 

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2020-01-17

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I advise you, instead of dwelling on the different provinces or locations, simply write that this concerns the whole national territory!
How can you hope to attract tourists and investors with such a putrid air?

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If AQI 109 is correct and seems to be, its now showing as 101,  your presently in one of the best places to be in Thailand. Readings at 5pm today are

 

Pattaya varies from 129 -149 AQI

Bangkok 146

Chiang Mai 121

Kanchanaburi 162

Hua Hin 149

Koh Chang 110

Koh Samui  142

 

Unless your far north of Chiang Mai or North east theres little respite from the smog 

As for blaming the burning on Indonesia as previous years, Jakarta is showing only AQI 74

 

Get your face masks, its not looking to get better anytime soon !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, garzhe said:

If AQI 109 is correct and seems to be, its now showing as 101,  your presently in one of the best places to be in Thailand. Readings at 5pm today are

 

Pattaya varies from 129 -149 AQI

Bangkok 146

Chiang Mai 121

Kanchanaburi 162

Hua Hin 149

Koh Chang 110

Koh Samui  142

 

Unless your far north of Chiang Mai or North east theres little respite from the smog 

As for blaming the burning on Indonesia as previous years, Jakarta is showing only AQI 74

 

Get your face masks, its not looking to get better anytime soon !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia burning doesn't necessarily affect Jakarta, depends on wind direction. Singapore and KL are better references for that.

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Now even Phuket, usually one of the cleaner air places, is affected. Anyone know where it's coming from?

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1 hour ago, SoilSpoil said:

 

I sincetely hope this will effect tourist numbers, as that seems to be the only reason for authorities to deal with this

It is. The authorities are just to ignorant to notice or too busy with mega projects to notice.🤑

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